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I co-founded the Prison Policy Initiative to put the problem of mass incarceration — and the perverse incentives that fuel it — on the national agenda. Over the last 16 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and protected the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. Our reports untangle the statistics and recruit new allies.

But now, more than ever, we need your help to put data & compassion into the conversation. Any gift you can make today will be matched by other donors and go twice as far.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Graph showing the portion of Maryland that lives in Baltimore City, that is incarcerated from Baltimore City, and incarcerated in Baltimore City

Data Source: 2000 Census and 2002 Maryland DPSCS. (Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2010)

This graph originally appeared in Importing Constituents: Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Maryland.

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